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Microsoft(r) SQL Server(r) 2008 Analysis Services Step by Step (Step by Step)by Scott Cameron
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Teach yourself to use SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services for business intelligence—one step at a time. You'll start by building your understanding of the business intelligence platform enabled by SQL Server and the Microsoft Office System, highlighting the role of Analysis Services. Then, you’ll create a simple multidimensional OLAP cube and progressively add features to help improve, secure, deploy, and maintain an Analysis Services database. You'll explore core Analysis Services 2008 features and capabilities, including dimension, cube, and aggregation design wizards; a new attribute relationship designer; designer AMO warnings; and using dynamic management views to monitor resources. And as you complete each lesson, you can hone your skills using the practice exercises from the companion CD. Plus, you can review and download code samples illustrating the author’s own, professional techniques—direct from the companion Web site.
For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.
Book News Annotation:
Covering the full life cycle of an Analysis Services solution, from development to deployment, this book/CD-ROM guide explains how to build business intelligence solutions with SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services. Self-contained chapters make it easy for readers who may be responsible for only certain phases of the life cycle to find the information they need. Following an overview of business intelligence and analysis services, the book covers design fundamentals and advanced design, and production management. Step-by-step instructions, illustrated with screen shots, walk readers through creating a simple multidimensional OLAP cube and progressively adding features to help improve, secure, deploy, and maintain an Analysis Services database. The CD-ROM contains practice files for performing exercises, plus an SQL Server 2008 database as a data source for the analytical exercises. Code samples illustrating the author's own techniques can be downloaded from a companion Web site. Cameron is a business intelligence consultant. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Paul Turley, Joe Kasprzak, Scott Cameron, Satoshi Iizuka, and Pablo Guzman are each business intelligence experts who work for Hitachi Consulting.
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